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  • Serving persons with disabilities with ICT in China 10-04-2006 (Beijing) 
    Serving persons with disabilities with ICT in China
    14 years old Yang Xiaomei from China is one of those persons with disabilities whom UNESCO helps facilitating acces to information and knowledge through ICT.
  • UN Family media at MIPTV 2006: New programmes  for sharing the world's stories 07-04-2006 (Paris/Cannes) 
    UN Family media at MIPTV 2006: New programmes for sharing the world's stories
    The United Nations family, including UNESCO, joined the leading TV market to share stories and projects with major international broadcasters at MipTV 2006, closing today in Cannes, France.
  • Greenstone  finalist of Stockholm  Challenge Award 06-04-2006 (Paris) 
    Greenstone finalist of Stockholm Challenge Award
    The Open Source Greenstone Digital Library project has been retained as a finalist in the education category of the Stockholm Challenge intended to award the best ICT projects for social and economical development.
  • UN General Assembly endorses outcome of World Summit on Information Society 05-04-2006 (New York) 
    UN General Assembly endorses outcome of World Summit on Information Society
    The General Assembly of the United Nations in New York yesterday endorsed the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, which concluded in Tunisia last November.
  • Open Educational Resources:  Report on online forum now available 05-04-2006 (Paris) 
    Open Educational Resources: Report on online forum now available
    For 6 weeks at the end of last year, some 480 individuals from 90 countries came together virtually to take part in an Internet discussion forum on "Open Educational Resources" hosted by UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP).
  • Reel Peace Project in Sierra Leone draws to a close 04-04-2006 (Paris) 
    Reel Peace Project in Sierra Leone draws to a close
    Following the successful Reel Peace project in Sri Lanka in 2002-2004, a new phase of the project in Sierra Leone that was launched in 2004 draws to an end.
  • UNESCO’s Information for All Programme launches pioneering Library Cadet Programme in the Bahamas 03-04-2006 (Kingston) 
    UNESCO’s Information for All Programme launches pioneering Library Cadet Programme in the Bahamas
    A pioneering library cadet project was launched on 23 March 2006 in The Bahamas with support of UNESCO's Information for All Programme (IFAP).
  • UNESCO's IPDC enhances media capacity at Radio St. Lucia 31-03-2006 (Kingston) 
    UNESCO's IPDC enhances media capacity at Radio St. Lucia
    UNESCO’s International Programme for the development of Communication (IPDC) supports the creation of a digital newsroom at Radio St. Lucia (RSL).
  • UNESCO and Microsoft inaugurate community technology learning centre in Lebanon 30-03-2006 (Beirut) 
    UNESCO and Microsoft inaugurate community technology learning centre in Lebanon
    UNESCO, Microsoft and the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) announced on 16 March 2006 the establishment of a Community Technology Learning Centre at St. John Monastery during a special ceremony held at the monastery premises in Byblos, Lebanon.
  • Director-General deplores the death of Colombian journalist Gustavo Rojas Gabalo 29-03-2006 (Paris) 
    Director-General deplores the death of Colombian journalist Gustavo Rojas Gabalo
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today expressed his dismay over the announcement of the death of Gustavo Rojas Gabalo on 19 March at a clinic in Medellin (Colombia).
  • UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize 2006 awarded to Lebanese journalist May Chidiac 28-03-2006 (Paris) 
    UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize 2006 awarded to Lebanese journalist May Chidiac
    On the recommendation of an international jury of media professionals, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today designated Lebanese journalist May Chidiac, winner of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2006.
  • World Press Freedom Day 2006 website now online 28-03-2006 (Paris) 
    World Press Freedom Day 2006 website now online
    A new UNESCO website in support of the World Press Freedom Day that is celebrated on 3 May is now online providing regular news services, practical information, links to conferences, thei programmes, speakers and participants’ lists, etc.
  • Consultation on post-WSIS action for cultural diversity on 12 May in Geneva 28-03-2006 (Paris) 
    Consultation on post-WSIS action for cultural diversity on 12 May in Geneva
    Discussions on implementing the Geneva Plan of Action in the fields of cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content are on the agenda of a UNESCO organized consultation on 12 May in Geneva.
  • UNESCO sponsors media training in Liberia 27-03-2006 (Monrovia) 
    UNESCO sponsors media training in Liberia
    On 14 March 2006, the Liberia Media Center (LMC) launched a one-month training programme for Liberian media professionals.
  • IPDC to develop indicators to promote free and pluralistic media 24-03-2006 (Paris) 
    IPDC to develop indicators to promote free and pluralistic media
    The Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) will launch a broad consultation to develop indicators for media development.
  • CMC Tansen mobilizes support for reconstructing history 23-03-2006 (Kathmandu) 
    CMC Tansen mobilizes support for reconstructing history
    Nobody had foreseen the overnight destruction of the historical Tansen Durbar (Royal Palace) located in the district of Palpa in western Nepal. This magnificent seat of power built in 1927, a major tourist attraction, was recently burnt to ashes.
  • Afghan Ad Hoc Communication and Information Commission moves ahead 22-03-2006 (Paris/Kabul) 
    Afghan Ad Hoc Communication and Information Commission moves ahead
    Sustainability, accountability, and trends of the Afghan media were the focus of talks during the inaugural meeting for the Ad Hoc Independent High Commission of Communication and Information for Afghanistan held last week at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
  • Director-General requests liberation of U Win Tin, winner of the 2001 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 21-03-2006 (Paris) 
    Director-General requests liberation of U Win Tin, winner of the 2001 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura yesterday renewed his request for the liberation of U Win Tin, winner of the 2001 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
  • Laurence Zwimpfer of New Zealand new chair of Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO's Information for All Programme 20-03-2006 (Paris) 
    Laurence Zwimpfer of New Zealand new chair of Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO's Information for All Programme
    The Intergovernmental Council for UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP), will be chaired in the coming years by Laurence Zwimpfer of New Zealand. Mr Zwimpfer was elected today by the representatives of the Council's 26 Member States.
  • Investing in the future of Solomon Islands media 20-03-2006 (Honiara) 
    Investing in the future of Solomon Islands media
    Over four intensive weeks in February and March 2006, 42 participants from every media and communications organization in the Solomon Islands, as well as NGOs with active media programmes, attended training in radio presentation, sales and marketing, writing for news and investigative journalism.
  • Training in creating and managing  PC refurbishment 17-03-2006 (Dakar) 
    Training in creating and managing PC refurbishment
    A UNESCO supported Schoolnet Africa initiative to train local entrepreneurs to create and manage PC refurbishment, maintenance and recycling centres in West Africa enters a new phase with a training course in Dakar next week.
  • Information for All on UNESCO’s agenda next week 16-03-2006 (Paris) 
    Information for All on UNESCO’s agenda next week
    On Monday, 20 March, opens at UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters the 4th session of the Intergovernmental Council for UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP). The three day event brings together representatives of 26 Member States elected to the Council and Observers from governments, civil society and the private sector.
  • IPDC Council to meet on 21-23 March 16-03-2006 (Paris) 
    IPDC Council to meet on 21-23 March
    Representatives of the 39 Member States of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) will meet for their 25th session from 21 to 23 March, at UNESCO Headquarters.
  • Director-General condemns the murder of Iraqi journalist Muhsin Khudhair 16-03-2006 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns the murder of Iraqi journalist Muhsin Khudhair
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the murder of Muhsin Khudhair, editor-in-chief of the magazine Alef Ba, who was killed in Baghdad on 13 March.
  • Environment is favourable for development of knowledge society in Morocco 15-03-2006 (Rabat) 
    Environment is favourable for development of knowledge society in Morocco
    The ICT landscape in Morocco is changing rapidly offering new challenges for quality content development as showcased at a UNESCO organized round table on “Knowledge societies and development in Morocco” on 2 March in Marrakech.
  • UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of Mexican photographer Jaime Arturo Overa Bravo 14-03-2006 (Paris) 
    UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of Mexican photographer Jaime Arturo Overa Bravo
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Jaime Arturo Olvera Bravo, a freelance press photographer who was shot on Thursday, 9 March, in La Piedad, in the state of Michoacán, in Mexico.
  • Ad-hoc independent High Commission of Information and Communication for Afghanistan meets at UNESCO 14-03-2006 (Paris) 
    Ad-hoc independent High Commission of Information and Communication for Afghanistan meets at UNESCO
    Afghanistan’s Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Sayed Makhdom Raheen, and the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, yesterday opened the meeting of an Ad Hoc Independent High Commission of Communication and Information for Afghanistan.
  • UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi TV presenter Munsuf Abdallah al-Khaldi 13-03-2006 (UNESCO) 
    UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi TV presenter Munsuf Abdallah al-Khaldi
    The Director-General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the murder of Munsuf Abdallah al-Khaldi, a presenter for Baghdad TV, and of a passenger travelling with him in his car on 9 March on the way from Baghdad to Mosul in northern Iraq.
  • Health information launched at Seelampur ICT centre 13-03-2006 (New Delhi) 
    Health information launched at Seelampur ICT centre
    In a new initiative, the Seelampur ICT Centre, a UNESCO supported community center north eastern of India‘s capital New Delhi, has now started an information campaign on anemia.
  • Revised and improved Education Makes News training kit goes online 10-03-2006 (Paris) 
    Revised and improved Education Makes News training kit goes online
    UNESCO has launched revised and improved the EFA media training and resource Kit “Education Makes News” for writing and reporting on Education for All (EFA), an international initiative to achieve education for all by 2015.
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